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AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS’ FREE WRITING Phonna, Rahmi
Englisia Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2014)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v1i2.188

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Writing contains a compound process to be expressed that entails the writer to pay more attention on linking appropriate words together. Most linguists agree that a writer should attain high level of understanding to pursue the lifelong learning of academic writing pedagogy. This study aimed to analyze the students’ free writing by identifying the category of mistakes that often appear on their writing assignment. 28 free writings were collected, as the main data, from 28 students as the samples for this study. They were then analyzed by using the guidelines of correction symbols from Hogue (1996) and Oshima & Hogue (1999). The results revealed that 11 categories of grammar that often applied incorrectly on the students’ free writing. The misused of verb-agreement (V/A) was the most frequent category occurred, followed by word form (Wf) and Spelling (Sp). The least category of errors identified on the students’ free writing was conjunction (Conj) and wrong word (Ww) categories. Overall, 175 errors from different grammatical conventions were repeated in the students’ free writing.
THE RELEVANCY OF ENGLISH IN CONTEXT FOR SMA/MA STUDENT YEAR ONE TEXTBOOK TO THE CURRICULUM USED Nisak, Qudwatin
Englisia Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v1i1.139

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To improve the quality of English education in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD), the Department of Education of NAD as policymaker has made some efforts, among others, sending some teachers for overseas training and also conducting in-service training in designing English teaching material. One of the results of the projects done by the Department of Education of NAD is an English textbook entitled "English in Context for SMA/MA student year 1", was distributed to some senior high schools in Banda Aceh in 2005. Lately, the textbook hasnt been used effectively. Based on that fact, it is considered necessary to evaluate the textbook in order to know its relevant to curriculum used. The data of this study are the contents of English in Context for SMA/MA students year 1, consist of objectives of the textbook, themes chosen, skills presented, task designed, types of the text, language focus provided, vocabulary, and just for fun sections as well as the physical condition of textbook. After the data were put based on their classifications, they were analyzed qualitatively by finding its relevancy to CBC. The relevant elements of textbook to CBC and the deficient element of the textbook were explained descriptively. The result shows that only small portions of suggested material in CBC are provided in the textbook. The types of listening texts which are relevant to CBC are only recount and report. The genre of the reading texts which are relevant to CBC are recount, report, and news items. Meanwhile, the speaking task types provided in the textbook are dialogue, talks/speeches, plays/role play, discussion, and report. The deficient elements found in the textbook are lack of clarity of the authors objective, repetition of the tasks designed, lack of variation in some skills presentation and some irrelevant materials to CBC.
CURRICULUM INNOVATION OF AUSTRALIAN AMEP-CERTIFICATE IN SPOKEN AND WRITTEN ENGLISH (CSWE) Yusny, Rahmat
Englisia Journal Vol 2, No 1 (2014)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v2i1.321

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This paper is aimed to analyse Certificate in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) curriculum framework which is currently implemented for Adult Migrant English Pro-gram (AMEP) in Australia. The Curriculum framework that I presented in this writing has been implemented in Australia for more than two decades and has been re-searched and evaluated in delivering better output in order to foster better national economic development in the long run through English, job-seeking, and workplace skills courses. The analysis includes brief history of the curriculum, issues that have been resolved in the implementation and how modern sociolinguistic theories related to social-driven educational innovation in second language learning curriculum design has contributed CSWE development to meet the national demands.
PERSPECTIVES ON TEACHING ENGLISH AND TRANSFORMING VALUES OF CHARACTER TO BROADEN STUDENTS HORIZON Parlindungan, Firman
Englisia Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2014)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v1i2.184

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A great demand of mastering English in globalization era has made English education in Indonesia valuable and popular. Problems in classroom, quality of teachers, teaching strategies and media are a plethora of topics that have been concerns to be developed. On another front, there is an effort to shape students’ character building which enables them to master social competence with the expected behavior and moral capacity. Students can be trained some certain good characters within the implementation of language teaching. By taking these two variables into account, success of learning can be achieved not only in language mastery, but also in students’ character.
WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP IN ISLAMIC HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDONESIA Muluk, Safrul
Englisia Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2014)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v1i2.27

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In Indonesia, the issue of women in leadership position within public organizations, including in higher education, has been under scrutiny for a long time. Practices of patriarchal culture plays a significant role in the way people perceive women and their contribution have influenced the opportunity for female academics to assume senior leadership roles. Despite the increase in the number of well-educated women in higher education sector, it does not reflect in the number of women assuming leadership roles. This paper presents a brief historical account on higher education sector in Indonesia and then discusses women and leadership in higher education, with a special reference to State Islamic University Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh.
COHESION AND COHERENCE IN ENGLISH EDUCATION STUDENTS’ THESIS Liyana, Cut Irna
Englisia Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2014)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v1i2.189

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This study is entitled Cohesion and Coherence in English Education Students’ Thesis. The aim of this study is to describe the cohesion and coherence as wholeness aspect of discourse in English Education students’ thesis. This study is a qualitative research. The data sources in this study are the thesis of three students that were obtained by purposive sampling. Furthermore, analysis of the data was done by identifying and classifying the data that related to cohesion, based on the theory of Halliday and Hasan (1976), and related to coherence, based on the theory of Oshima and Hogue (1991). From analysis, it was found four things related to cohesion and coherence. First, the use of grammatical cohesion devices in thesis, which consists of reference, substitution, ellipsis, and conjunction; and the use of lexical cohesion devices, which consists of reiteration and collocation, was used in thesis. Second, the violence of cohesion device was found in grammatical devices, such as reference and conjunctions. Third, the use of coherence devices, which consists of key nouns repetition, use of pronouns, transition signal, and logical order of chronology was found in students’ thesis. Fourth, the cause of the error coherence of thesis consists of keyword repetition errors, inconsistent pronouns, inappropriate transition signal, grammatical errors, and inappropriate punctuation.
ELT IN INDONESIAN CONTEXT: Issues and Challenges Yusny, Rahmat
Englisia Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v1i1.140

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This paper is aimed to render an analysis on how the impression of linguistic imperialism of English in the era of globalization would affect Language Teaching of English in Indonesian context. English is known to globally spread very rapidly. Starting from the two major diasporas in 16th and 18th century, now, English is accepted in even more countries through the initiatives which is claimed as a practice of Linguistics Imperialism. Indonesia, unlike other neighboring countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and the Phillipines, has a very little exposure on English due to never become regulated under the British colonial. Hence, English has never been widely spoken in the Indonesian society. But in contrast, English is taught in Indonesian schools as a compulsory subject in grade 7 of secondary school to University levels and considered very important compared to other subjects in Indonesian education system. This is proven by the fact that English is tested the Indonesian national examination (Minister of National Education, 2007). This paper discusses about both the historic view and present-day view of ELT as a form of Linguisitics Imperialism to be noted and anticipated in the practice of ELT in Indonesia in order to plan for a more benefitting reason. Hopefully, by being aware of these issues and accusations, ELT in Indonesia will advance better in the future.
EXPLORING INTERPERSONAL INTERACTION IN WRITTEN DISCOURSE Risdaneva, Risdaneva
Englisia Journal Vol 2, No 1 (2014)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v2i1.322

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The purpose of any discourses, either spoken or written ones, is to communicate the messages to the targeted audiences. Written discourse appears to be the most cau-tious piece of work since it is a product of a well-organised and long-term writing process. To achieve the communicative purpose, an author should interpersonally interact with the targeted readers. The interpersonal interaction can be realised through the use of modalisation to express certainty and uncertainty as well as the use of attitudinal evaluation to evaluate things, events, people, situations and etc. In this case, the analysis of some extracts which are produced as guidelines for the teachers suggest that the written texts are quite convincing and evaluative as well as successful in persuading the readers. This is typical to this genre of discourse as its ultimate goal is to win over the interest of the reader in using the product. In other word, the author tries to make the text convincing and persuasive in order to win over the teachers’ interest in using the textbook in their classrooms.
CORRELATIVE ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE SPECIFIC OPERATION AND ARITHMETIC PROCESSING IN BILINGUALS’ BRAIN; AN OVERVIEW OF BEHAVIOURAL AND NEUROLOGICAL STUDIES Abidasari, Erlyna
Englisia Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2014)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v1i2.185

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This study talks about what aspects correlated between the language specific operation and arithmetic processing skills that occur in bilingual people’s brains. Some studies toward the behaviour and neurology’s aspects are discussed as well as their findings in order to answer the research questions of the study. The discussions reveal that both skills have a positive correlation and that both occur in the brain’s left hemisphere; however, the left hemisphere largely participates in automatic language specific operations and simple calculations, while the right hemisphere dominates advanced control processing operations in calculation (e.g. calculus, logarithm) and language information transfer. In addition, studies show that the bilinguals’ language dominance does not clearly determine the correlation between the language and arithmetic skills. Further, in order to retain better arithmetic concepts, comprehensive and simultaneous training should be conducted in both languages and in the early stage of language development, especially during bilinguals’ critical age of language learning.
STRATEGIES IN IMPROVING READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH VOCABULARY ACQUISITION Razali, Khairil; Razali, Irhami
Englisia Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v1i1.136

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Vocabulary acquisition concerns on how people expand the numbers of words they understand when learning a new language. Knowing words in a second or foreign language is vitally important because the reader will be able to understand the written text well and the speaker will be able to communicate basic ideas through vocabulary even if the person does not understand how to create a grammatically correct sentence. As Madsen argued, "mastering vocabulary is the primary thing that every student should acquire in learning English" (Harold, 1983). Therefore, acquiring a sufficiently large vocabulary is one of the important tasks faced by L2 learners in order to comprehend the written texts in reading as one of the four basic features of language learning.